PBS NewsHour

VA secretary discusses help for vets exposed to burn pits

Clip: 09/01/2022 | 8m 41s  | Video has closed captioning.

A major overhaul of Veterans Affairs is making it easier for veterans who are sick from exposure to burn pit smoke and other toxins to get treatment. In the past, veterans had to prove their sicknesses were connected to their service in the military. But with the passage of the PACT Act, that has changed. VA Secretary Denis McDonough joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the reform.

Aired: 09/01/22

Rating: NR

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